Sunday, November 25, 2018

Words of Wisdom - W

Waiting doesn’t get you to a better answer.

Waiting only makes a bad decision worse.

Walk, don’t run, whenever possible.

Walk the Park (Disney)

Wall Street has the patience of a fruit fly.

Wall Street takes your money and their experience and turns it into their money and your experience.

War doesn’t determine who is right. Only who is left. (Bertrand Russell)

War is an act of force to compel our enemy to do our will.

War is like love; it always finds a way.

War is never about what’s in front of you. It’s always about what’s behind you.

War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate.  (Marvin Gaye)

Warning: dates in calendar are closer than they appear.

Wartime myth-making: The casual fact, the creative imagination, the will to believe, and out of these elements, a counterfeit of reality.

Was she a trial?  No, more of a jury.

Washed in life's river.

Washington is Hollywood for ugly people.

Watch out for changes recommended eagerly by those who would profit from them.

Watching a soap opera with the sound turned off.

Watching him work is like watching two monkeys fuck a football.

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all
that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

We always think that what’s around the corner is better than what we have.

We agree to forget what we find so hard to remember.

We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizons.

We all need to find something that lets our hearts sing.

We always have the opportunity to be happy – not by way of the circumstances in which we find ourselves, but in how we choose to react to those circumstances.

We always teach what we need to learn.

We agree to forget what we find so hard to remember.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

We all have a line we don’t want crossed.

We all live with the scars we choose – they may hurt like Hell, but they make us stronger.

We all pass quietly from trying to develop our own style into trying to break our bad habits.

We Americans produce miserable ruins.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

We are all, it seems, saving ourselves for the senior prom.  But many of us forget
that somewhere along the way, we must learn to dance.

We are all manufacturers-some make good, others make trouble and still others
make excuses.

We are all strong enough to bear the misfortunes of our friends.

We are as gods and might as well get good at it.

We are born princes and life makes us frogs.

We are built on the wounds and mercies of the past.

We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvable problems.

We are freed not because there’s a solution but because we’ve become reconciled to the notion that there is no solution – that it is the human lot to try and fail, and that no one is immune from self-deception.

We are frequently honored for the wrong reasons.

We are generally better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by
those given to us by others.

We are happy when we remember the foolishness of being sad.

We are not responsible for falling down, but we are responsible for getting up.

We are now where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.

We are preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist…using technologies that haven’t been invented…in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.

We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details.

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.

We are such stuff/as dreams are made on, and our little life/is rounded with a sleep.

We are surrounded by insurmountable opportunities.

We are the cumulative result of our thoughts and our actions.

We are the unwilling, led by the unqualified, doing the unnecessary for the ungrateful.

We are too good not to be better.

We are what we believe we are.

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

We are what we repeatedly do; excellence is not an act, but a habit.

We aspire to the comforts of intimacy while trying to avoid its demands.

We attract people who take their satisfaction from achievement.

We believe in solving the hardest problems first.

We boil at different degrees.

We buy things because we believe that they are worth more than they cost.

We came
We saw
We concurred

We came to this land to build it and to be built in it.

We can always make great candles, but it’s the light bulb that makes the difference.

We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.

“We can do anything you want” doesn’t turn into anything.

We can make ourselves feel better.  We can give ourselves pleasure.  We can obtain
gratification.  But happiness is something else.  It finds us.

We can stop bad things from happening; we just can’t make good things happen.

We can work together to remove your symptoms, but not your anxiety. That is our lot as men.

We cannot attend to the urgent at the expense of the important.

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

We cannot fall prey to an embarrassment of reaches.

We cannot get grace from gadgets.

We came to do good and we did very well indeed.

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.  (Albert Einstein)

We can't turn back the days that have gone.

We compete with ignorance.

We descend into hell by tiny steps.

We didn't know it couldn't be done.

We do a limited number of things very well.

We do not choose survival as a value; it chooses us.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

We do not judge the people we love.

We do not remember days..we remember moments. (Cesare Pavese)

We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire

We do not wish to be better than we are, but more fully what we are.

We do not wish to do one thing a thousand percent better, we wish to do a thousand
things one percent better.

We do precision guesswork.

We do not need and indeed will never have all the answers before we act.  It is only through taking actions that we can discover some of them.

We don’t always get over things, but over time we get through them.

We don’t believe in synergy. (Diller)

We don’t get a chance in life to do too many things and every one should be special. Because this is our life - this is what we’ve all chosen to do with it.

We don’t have much time so I’ll just tell you about me.

We don’t know who discovered water, but it certainly wasn’t a fish.

We don't manage by managing.  We manage by being here all the time.

We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

We don't see things as they are.  We see them as we are.

We don’t sell music, we sell records.

We don't want our implementations to be a mile wide and an inch deep.

We dream in narrative.

We each pay a different "price for peace."

We either succeed and it’s awesome, or we fail and it was awesome while it lasted.

We exchange attention for value.

We exist through criticism.

We expect more from technology and less from each other.

We fail far more often by timidity than by over-daring.

We fall in love not with a person but with our own idea of that person.  There always comes a moment when we realize that the image and the beloved are not the same.

We feel fear because we recognize, in them, our own dilemmas.

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he today that sheds his blood
with me shall be my brother.

We find our identities not in contemplation, but in action.

We gave the world a new way to dream.

We get into a rut and the first thing we do is make ourselves comfortable and decorate the rut.

We grow older, but it's by no means certain that we grow up.

We had the experience, but missed the meaning.  -- T.S. Eliot

We have far less to fear from external competition than from internal inefficiency,
discourtesy, bad service and a lack of professionalism.

We have guided missiles and misguided men.

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume
wealth without producing it.

We have no quarrel with those who sell for less-they know what their stuff is

We have one and only one ambition.  To be the best.  What else is there?

We have only one person to blame, and that's each other.

We have the need of history in its entirety, not to fall back on, but to see if we can escape from it.

We have to follow the love 'em and leave 'em principle.  We have no loyalties or
friends, only interests.

We have to transform at the same time as we perform

We have two lives-the one we learn with and the one we live with after that.

We hire people who are never satisfied.

We impute meaning and purpose to things that are totally adventitious or accidental.

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

We judge people in the really democratic ethic, we judge people by their work.

We knew that, in life, it all comes down to discipline.

We know elite kids are smart – the goal should be to make them wise.

We know too much and feel too little.

We like only to discover beauty.  All else is a form of waiting.

We still live in a financial age – not a technological age. (uber not flying cars)

We live in our failures.  We don’t go around congratulating ourselves for our success.  It’s those terrible gaffes, those terrible flops that make our hands fly to our faces, that makes us stop dead on the street and babble to drown out the memory.

We live in such a fast-moving world that the past gets lost, and I think the strength of our culture is the memory of what’s good in it.  If we don’t carry the greater past with us, who are we?

We live to fish where the fish are.

We love, we live, we love, we long, we love, we learn.

We love to buy books because we believe we’re buying the time to read them.

We made a promise we swore we'd always remember, no retreat, no surrender.

We made it and it ate us.

We made too many wrong mistakes.

We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.

We make ourselves up as we go.

We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.

We may all have come here on different ships, but we’re all in the same boat now. (MLK)

We may have come here on different ships, but we’re all in the same boat now

We merely wish to be pitied and encouraged in the course we have chosen.

We might never live those days gone by, but we can try.

We must all hang together, else we shall all hang separately.

We must always change, review, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden.

We must become the men we wanted to marry.  (Gloria Steinem)

We must believe in luck for how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like.

We must either find a way or make a way.  (Hannibal)

We must laugh before we are happy for fear of dying without laughing at all.

We must never accept the suggestion that the ideal is unattainable just because that road is harder to follow.

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.

We must not let in daylight upon magic.

We must take change by the hand, or rest assuredly, it will take us by the throat. Churchill

We need to be there when people are ready to buy.

We need to find a greater dream, to create the new, not just to somehow hold on to
what we have.

We need to let ourselves be seen.

We never know what enough is until we've had more than enough.

We never reach our ideals, but the thought of them spurs us on to higher and better

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.

We often have the experience but miss the wisdom.  Wisdom comes, if at all, slowly, painfully and only after deep reflection.

We often refuse to accept an idea merely because of the tone of voice in which it is

We only part to meet again.

We owe it to our children to let them know what we believe, and if they differ with us, we owe it to them to be honest adversaries, for it is through this honest confrontation that children can grow into adults who have a firm sense of their place in the sequence of the generations.

We pity them as they are powerless to escape their fate.

We prefer progressive improvement to postponed perfection.

We prefer the magic of the illusion to the knowledge of how the trick was done.

We process meaning before details.

We promote away from the customer.

We realized that the public got as big a thrill watching stars fall as it did watching them shine.

We recognize and appreciate effort, but we respect and reward results.

We reject wealth less frequently than love because we know money when we see it.

We remember everything but we recall very little.

We respond to a drama to that extent to which it corresponds to our dream life.

We run, we don't walk.

We see all. Videmus Omnia

We see best what we are supposed to see.

We shape our tools, and then our tools shape us.

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid.  She will not sit down on a hot stove-lid again—but also, she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

We should never agree to surrender our dreams – especially to our children.

We shouldn't confuse what we do with who we are.  We are accountable for our actions, but we are not them.  To fail at a task doesn't mean you're a failure, and just because you lose doesn't make you a loser.

We show them how we disappoint them.

We started but we didn't up.

We suffer from knowing the numbers.

We tell ourselves stories in order to live.

We tell ourselves that skill is the precious resource and effort is the commodity. It’s the other way around. Effort can trump ability.

We tend to blame ourselves for actions that nobody else cares about, and to forgive ourselves for what others regard as misdeeds.

We think that if we can label a thing we have understood it.

We thought we were getting laid, when we were really getting screwed.

We treat those too full of hope as naïve.

We try to make the uncertain certain.

We wanderers are very cunning-we develop those feelings which are impossible to fulfill, and the love which actually should belong to a woman, we lightly scatter among small towns and mountains...

We want bread, but we want roses, too.

We want it said that when it mattered most, we measured up.

We want the competition to find our warm campfires-by then, we'll be over the
next ridge.

We want to fall in love; we want it to move us.  It doesn’t need to be beautiful (in the traditional sense), but it does need to possess some sort of power.  We want to be challenged by it.  We want to be disturbed by it.

We were a family – each had tough and durable wires of sympathy connecting him with the others that he would never feel for any other person.

We were each other’s tar baby.

We were overwhelming underdogs.

We will either find a way, or make one.

We will tell you your baby is ugly.

We won’t always get it right, but we will always make it right.

We work in the dark.
We do what we can.
We give what we have.

We yearn for meaning, but deal with trivia.

We’d better fight the battle we’re in than the one we’d like to be in.

We'll humble your pie.

We’ll take what we can carry and leave behind the rest.

We’re a product of our past, but we don’t have to be a prisoner of it.  (Rick Warren)

We’re a team, not a family

We're all in this alone.

We’re all just one step away from being what frightens us.

We’re all just who we are.

We’re going to drive the barbarians back to the shores and drown them in a sea of their own shit.

We’re in the business of collecting information. We’re not in the business of exchanging information.

We’re in the process of transforming schools one at a time.

We’re in the transportation business.  We transport you. … you sit there and get consumed.  And you walk out and hopefully we’ve moved you somehow.

We’re not first movers, but we’re fast movers.

We’re not in the coffee business, serving people.  We’re in the people business, serving coffee.

We're not only hands on, we're feet on.

We’re not perfectly compatible in our imaginations.

We're not saying it's an easy decision, just an inevitable one.

We’re playing the whole game in overtime,

We’re using a lens too often shaped by the past to view the future

We've been through so much together, and most of it was your fault.

We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there.

We’ve got unlimited time for what interests us.

We’ve mined a lot of gold from our silver mine.

We've only got one good name.

Weak and right/strong and wrong.

Weak men are not in great demand.

Weak people cannot be sincere.

Weakness is provocative.

Weakness isn’t something you’re born with …you learn it.

Wealth is obscene in the young; it stunts ambition.

Weapons have no conscience.

Weed the garden (Pittman)
Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.
Welcome sexual behavior is about as relevant to sexual harassment as borrowing a car is to stealing one.

Well behaved women rarely make history.

Well done is better than well said.

What a child doesn’t receive, he can seldom later give.

What allows genius to flower is not neurosis but tenacity and the ability to survive disappointment.

What a man can be, he must be.

What are the rules?  I said and he said you run and you run and you run until you fall over. There are a couple of others in there for variety, but that’s the main one.

What came before us, we can’t change.
What’s coming next, we can’t predict.
All we can do is act in the moment.  Be. There. Now.

What can be conceived can be created.

What can I do today that wouldn’t be done at all if I didn’t personally do it myself?

What can we do that we haven't done before?  What can we try that we haven't
tried before?

What can we live but days?

What do you say after you say “goodbye”?

What enables one to exercise talent is the ability to impose oneself.

What elevates people are values – a concrete sense of mission and purpose,

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.

What gets measured gets done.

What goes around comes around.

What good is the dawn
That grows into the day?
The sunset at night or living this way?

What got him to this place of recognition and respect was not ratings or money, but passion and skill and a sense of purpose.

What got you here won’t get you there.

What grows never grows old

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?...
Or does it explode?

What he dreams, I cannot imagine.

What he lacked in size, he made up in speed.  (about screwing Tom Arnold)

What hinders you?

What I have acquired is a feeling for art.  This feeling is not absolute; it is relative.  It came to me not as a blast of intuition but through the viewing of hundreds of paintings, and sorting them into a vague and fluid hierarchy.

What I most regret in my life are failures of kindness.

What if the rest of your life was the best of your life?

What is art if it’s not love?

What is essential is invisible to the eye.  One can see it with the heart.

What is history but a fable agreed upon?

What is my mother no longer doing for me?

What is now proved was once only imagined.

What is to give light is to endure burning.

What isn't tried won't work.

What it says is very clear – what it means is up to you.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies
within us.

What lies do you tell yourself, what fictions do you invent, to survive?

What made us dream that he could comb gray hair?

What nows, not what ifs.

What one loves best are the things that fade.

What one man can invent, another can discover.

What people will want, but don’t know it yet.

What really good producers do is make you enthusiastic by the sheer force of their personalities about the most problematic ideas.

What really matters is what you do with what you have.

What seems to be is always better than nothing.

What sells is hope.

What shall we do now that we are happy?

What was an improbable bonanza at the hands of the flailing half-blind becomes the inevitable coup of the assured visionary.

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens. (Disraeli)

What we are familiar with, we cease to see. (Anais Nin)

What we don't know, we teach each other.

“What we have loved/Others will love, and we will teach them how.” (Wordsworth – The Prelude)

What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.

What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.

What we wanted, we did not know; what we knew, we did not want.

What will make them care? What will make them share? (FACEBOOK)

What will survive of us is love.

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

What you accept without thought, you lose the power to change.

What you are must always displease you, if you would attain to that which you
are not.

What you cannot enforce, do not command.

What you can’t say in 10 minutes really isn’t worth saying.

What you do instead of your real work is your real work.

What you do speaks so loudly, there's no need to hear what you say.

What you fear overtakes you.

What you know will never be as important as who you know.

What you measure improves.

What you really value is what you miss, not what you have.

What you take for granted, you cannot improve.

What you want is not necessarily what you need.

What’s the worst that can happen?  It’s not as bad as wondering “What if?”

Whatever happens, happens for a reason.

Whatever happens, we still enjoy a good meal.

Whatever happens, we were the best that ever was.

Whatever he believes, he doesn't say.  And whatever he says, he doesn't believe.

Whatever his heroes do for a living, they do as if it were a matter of life and death, which it often literally is.

Whatever is in the past is not undoable.

Whatever limits us, we call fate. (Emerson)

Whatever needs to be maintained by force is doomed.

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth. (Walt Whitman)

Whatever you do for others, there has to be something you own for yourself.

Whatever you do, or dream you can do, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and
magic in it.  (Goethe)

Whatever you do in your life, your heart has to be in it. Life is not a dress rehearsal.

What's best is never understood before it happens.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

WIIFM – What’s In It For Me?

What's left to desire when you have perfection?

What's madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance?

What’s my role in a strategy that’s digital? Not what’s my digital strategy?

What’s so is so until it isn't so anymore.

What’s stopping you?

What's time to a pig?

When a cough never goes away, you die from it.

When a deal takes too long, it goes away.

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

When a man takes the road to destruction, the gods help him along.

When a man's willing and eager, the gods join in.

When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a
reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains

When a page turns, it turns fast.

When a situation is not working out, you confront that situation and you fix it.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that all the dunces are in confederacy against him.

When all else fails, tell the truth.

When altruism and business lie down together, neither one gets a good night's sleep.

When children find true love is when parents find true happiness.

When does telling the truth ever help anybody?

When dreadful meets unnecessary, it’s time to act.

When drinking the water, don’t forget those who dug the well.

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

When elephants fight, it's the grass that takes a beating.

...when even victory is a downhill run into hardship, disappointment and a queasy
sense of betrayal.

When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane. (Steven Wright)

When furious; get curious

When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night, and pay no worship to the garish sun.

When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest,
strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless and intelligence cannot be applied.

When I believe in something, it’s going to get done.

When I compare the things I've lost with the things I've gained, and the things I've
missed with what I might have attained, there is little room left for pride.

When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision – then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

When I die, they’ll have to remember me.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. (Lao Tzu)

When I look at myself, I don't see the man I wanted to be.

When I see you again, it'll be too soon.

When I teach my asshole to chew gum.

When I was at my worst, I still clung to music.

When I write music, I don't ask people to tell me what they want to hear.  They don't really know what moves them until it moves them.

When I'm alone, at least I'm with someone I love.

When in doubt, leave it out.

When information becomes unavailable, the expert comes into his own.

When it came to taking care of my children, I allowed nothing to get in my way—not even a closer relationship with them.

When it comes to interest in new technology, the record business finishes just ahead of the Amish

When it comes to service, everything matters.

When it's me against the world, I bet on the world.

When it's there I am, it's here I wish I was, of course.

When King Priapus reigned . . . .

When libido dovetails with denial.

When love is gone, there’s always justice.  When justice is gone, there’s always force.

When men stop believing in God they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.

When modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the state always change with them.

When no one is looking, the pigs walk on their hind legs.

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully
upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

When one has not had a good father, one must create one.

When people come to work, it’s important that they be connected to a dream.

When people have to go out and perform, the thing they say they’re worried about is not the thing they’re worried about.  They’re worried about failing.

When people lose their confidence, they are driven by their fears and not their hopes.

When she smiled, she sparkled.

When someone is beating you over the head with a hammer, take out a meat cleaver and cut off their hand.

When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.

When someone tells you your butt is on fire, you should take them at their word.

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.

When standing, stand.  When sitting, sit.  But, above all, don't wobble.

When the blows start coming, they fall like rain.

When the cat shit gets bigger than the cat, it’s time to get rid of the cat. (Studio exec)

When the cat’s bigger than the shit, you keep the cat. If the shit gets bigger than the cat; out goes the cat.

When the desire is there, all of a sudden the time is there.

When the ducks quack, feed them

When the elephants dance, it’s the grass that takes a beating.

When the goal is innovation rather than standardization, a company needs leaders
rather than managers.

When the grain of truth cannot be found, men will swallow great helpings of

When the guy says, “it’s now or never,” always choose “never”.

When the hurly-burly’s done, when the battle's lost and won.

When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

When the mode of music changes, the walls of the city will shake.

When the money is available, take it.

When the mouse laughs at the cat, there is a hole nearby.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. (Hendrix)

When the promise was broken, I cashed in a few of my dreams.

When the rewards of our jointly held ambition began to accrue to me, it was very hard.

When the sea was calm, all boats alike/show’d mastership in floating.

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

When the time to perform arrives, the time to prepare has passed

When there are voices in your head, there’s no need to talk to anyone else.

When they catch up with us, all they'll find is our warm campfires, because we'll
be over the next hill.

When they go low, I go high.

When they look at you, they see what they want to be.  When they look at me,
they see what they are.

When they lose their sense of awe, people turn to religion. 

When they no longer trust themselves, they begin to depend on authority.

When things….

When traveling with a herd of elephants, don't be the first to lie down and rest.

When two men in a company always agree, one of them is unnecessary.

When two tigers fight, one is killed and one is crippled.

When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

When we design a faster computer, it helps us create an even faster one. In science, this is called autocatalytic:  Every change increases the rate of change.

When we listen, they talk.

When we pay attention, whatever we're doing, however mundane, is transformed
and we begin to notice details, textures and things that we never saw before.

When we pick up one end of the stick, we pick up the other end too.

When we see most clearly what we should be and do, that momentary glimpse is
so painful that we voluntarily blind ourselves-and this blinding is what we call

When we take pleasure in justice, we have not been just, we have been vindictive.

When what it is is why we were.

When will tomorrow come?  (Cuando Illegará El Mañana?)

When wolves hunt, they spread out, they space themselves

When working toward the solution of a problem, it always helps if you know the answer.

When you appeal to the highest level of thinking, you get the highest level of

When you ask a wild pig to go into the woods and shit golden eggs, you’d better stand back while he’s doing it.

When you become an adult and get to pick your pleasures, they should be worth picking.

When you believe more, you sleep less.

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

When you come to the end of your rope...tie a knot and hang on.

When you dance with a bear, you can't slow down if you get tired.

When you dance with nature, you’re never gonna lead.

When you don’t believe in anything except not dying, you don’t really believe in anything.

When you don’t expect anything, you always get back a lot.

When you expect fair play you create an infectious bubble of madness around you.

When you fall in love, the circumstances don't matter.  You hold on with both
hands until they saw off your arms.

When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.

When you get in a cage with a tiger, you’re not a visitor, you’re lunch.

When you get on his shitlist, you get shit by the truckload.

When you get to the end zone, act like you’ve been there before. (Bear Bryant)

When you give someone an apple, you’re out an apple. But when you give someone an idea, then two people have an idea and lots of exciting things can grow from that.

When you go up to the bell, ring it, or don’t go up to the bell.

When you have a choice and whatever choice you make is wrong and P.S. you never had a choice to begin with.

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

When you have found out the prevailing passion of any man, remember never to
trust him where that passion is concerned.

When you have to talk yourself into something, it’s a bad sign – in deals, in relationships and in life in general.

When you hire someone, you look for brains, energy and integrity, and if they don’t have the third, integrity, you better watch out because the first two will kill you. (Buffett)

When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. (John Wooden)

When you know better, you do better.

When you know the secrets of the magician, his illusions are only tricks.

When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

When you lose your youth, you need to become more interesting.

When you meet the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with, you want the rest of your life to start right now.

When you mix dirty water with clean water, you are left with dirty water.

When you only see problems, you’re not seeing clearly.

When you put a new idea into the world, people can’t unsee it.

When you put two things together that have never been put together before, you change the world.

When you put your hand to the thing, make sure the thing works.

When you raise the bottom, the top rises.

When you reach generals, you influence armies.

When you say you don’t know about an employee, you know.

When you sling mud, you lose ground.

When you start new things, find out what you can eliminate from current activities.

When you take too great a leap, you can tear your balls.

When you understand, you don't have to remember.

When you win, nothing hurts.

When your opponent is drowning, throw him an anvil.

When your phone rings, remind yourself that it's your job calling.

When you’re dying of thirst, it’s too late to dig a well.

When you’re entrusted with a tradition, you’ve got to protect it.

When you’re explaining, you’re losing (in politics).

When you’re not working, I’m working. That’s what I do.

When you're on a speeding locomotive, you can't stop to piss on jackrabbits.

When you’re on your path, the universe will conspire to help you. (Coelho: The Alchemist)

When you’re part of figuring something out, you have much more invested in it.

When you’re selling stuff that people don’t need, you’ve got to be selling something else.

When you're successful, you forget quickly and learn slowly.

When you’re read them all; you’ve read one.

When you’ve seen one, you've seen one.

Whenever he left the room, you were afraid you’d seen the last of him.

Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually
begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring
defects in other people's characters.

Whenever you are having a good time, you probably should be somewhere else.

Whenever you fall, pick something up.

Whenever you speak, your brain is on parade.

Where adequacy sets the standard, excellence can never be achieved.

Where all is but dream, reason and argument are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.

Where all is plain there is nothing to be argued.
Where do you go to buy back your reputation when you lose it?

Where dreams are born and time is never planned.

Where focus goes, energy flows.

Where irony just curls up and dies.

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge that we have lost in information? (TS Eliot)

Where it goes when it's gone.

Where the customers are and where the artists need to be.

Where the warm armpits are.

Where there is beauty, one finds death. (La ou il y a la beaute, on trouve la mort)

Where there is death, there is hope.

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.

Where there is no vision, the people perish.  (Proverbs 29:18)

Where there is no wife, there is no home.

Where there's clarity, there's no choice; and where there's choice, there's misery.

Where words fail, music speaks.

Where you are is not who you are.

Where you have to say goodnight to a telephone.

Wherever you go, there you are.

Wherever we are, it is but a stage on the way to somewhere else, and whatever we do, however well we do it, it is only a preparation to do something else that shall be different.

Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right. (Henry Ford)

Which is worse: living an illusion or losing it?

While both parties are prepared to forgive, neither is prepared to be forgiven.

While the races may stand side-by-side, whites stand on history’s mountain and blacks stand in history’s hollow.  Until we overcome unequal history, we cannot overcome unequal opportunity.  (LBJ)

While you can control a small, finite number of people, you can influence an infinite

…While your breast of stone is occupied by a heart unwounded by the tooth of crime, I flee. 
                                                                                                            – Mallarme’s “Angoisse”

Whispering a secret through a bullhorn.

Who can wait quietly until the mud settles?  Who can remain still until the moment
of action?

Who dares win.

Who died and made you the king of anything?

Who must do the difficult things?  Those who can.

Who must do the hard things?  He who can.

Who seeks and will not take when once ‘tis offered, shall never find it more.

Who steals my purse steals trash.  But he that filches from me my good name/robs me of that which not enriches him/and makes me poor indeed.

Who were we, what are we, what can we be?

Whoever can see through fear will always be safe.

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he doesn’t become a monster.

Who ever invented the first wheel was smart.  The guy who invented the other three was a genius.

Whoever observes himself arrests his own development.  A caterpillar that wanted
to know itself well would never become a butterfly.

Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about puppies.

Whoever wants his judgment to be believed should express it coolly and
dispas­sionately; for all vehemence springs from the will.  And so the judgment
might be attributed to the will and not to knowledge, which by its nature is cold.

Whole man score

Why am I not happy?  Because you’re the same person you used to be.

Why does the dog lick his dick?  Because he can.

Whom the gods would destroy, they first call promising.

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

Why grow up when you can make movies?

Why is it so hard to say what’s in my heart?

Why is there never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over?

Why should it be easy when it can be hard?

WIIFM – What’s in it for Me?

Wi-Fi   What If I?

Win first, then change.

Win them over or winnow them out.

Win today, tomorrow it may rain.

Windfalls are better than prat falls.

Winners waltz, losers walk.

Winning is a great deodorant.

Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing.  You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time.

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.

Wishbone test – when partnership breaks up, who gets the customers (fat side of the bone)

Wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you.

Wisdom begins at the end.  ~Daniel Webster

Wisdom consists not so much of knowing what to do, but knowing what to do next.

Wisdom is nothing more than a lifetime of mistakes made.

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred
to talk.

Wisdom of the crowd – we no longer control our brands – the crowd does.

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.

Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.
Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.

Wishbone test: who owns the customer (gets the fat end of the wishbone) when partners break up.

Wishing things away is not effective.

With every goodbye, you learn.

With every wish, there comes a curse.

With great power comes great responsibility

With knowledge, you find out what the limits of arrogance and ignorance are.

With numbers, truth and beauty are the same thing.

With perseverance, you can discover any truth.

With success comes litigation.

With the rich and the mighty, always a little patience.

Within us all there are wells of thoughts and dynamos of energy which are not
suspected until emergencies arise.  Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively
simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the
results achieved.

Without conflict of interest in the art world, there would be no interest in the art world.

Without emotion, there is no beauty.

Without faith, life becomes empty.

Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all, because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent.

Without haste, but without rest. (Goethe)
Without promotion, something terrible happens…nothing.

Without struggle, there is no progress.

Women with more balls than a bowling alley.

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. (Kipling)

Words divide, images unite

Words like friends should be carefully chosen.

Words mean what I say they mean.  No more.  No less.

Words should be weighed, not counted.

Words without thoughts never to heaven go.  (Hamlet-King Claudius)

Work comes out of work.

Work hard, stick together, improve every day, and always ask the question:  How
badly do I want it?

Work is much more fun than fun.

Work is the only practical consolation for having been born.

Work is the prayer.

Work is what I do.  It’s not who I am.

Work is when you aren't in command of your own time.

Work of excellence in any discipline is beautiful.

Work of excellence is transformational.

Work until your idols become your rivals.

Work-Life balance is for people who don’t like their work.

Workers don’t believe that you’re going out of business until you lock the doors and turn out the lights.

Working for him was like putting out a fire on the Alaska oil pipeline.  If you got too
close, you'd be burned to death.  If you moved too far away, you'd freeze.

Working here is like running ahead of a steamroller.  You can outrun it on a given
day, but if you ever sit down, you get squashed.

Working with grace, ease and precision.

Working with him was like being Dolly Parton’s feet.

Working with him was like trying to have a picnic at the end of the runway.

Works of art are of an intimate loneliness – only love can grip and fairly judge them.  Consider yourself and your feeling right every time.

World News Tonight: It's not world; it's not news.  It's just tonight.

Worry, if not gone altogether, no longer haunts you in the middle of the night.

Worry is a form of fear and all forms of fear produce fatigue.

Worry is interest paid in advance on a debt that never comes due.

Worry is not an action statement.

Worrying about being 'right" can stop all the momentum of a very interesting idea.

Worrying about the future is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.

Worrying can help you prepare.

Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.

Worrying is like praying for what you don’t want.

Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair: it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.

Worth seeing, yes, but not worth going to see.

Worthless as tits on a boar.

Would you rather that the mission succeed or that the business flourish?

Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
That depends a good deal on where you want to get.
I don't much care where.
Then it doesn't matter which way you go.

Wouldn’t it be much worse if life were fair and all the terrible things that happen to us happen because we really deserve them.

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Writers are nightmares from which you cannot awake.  Most alive when they are
alone, they make living hard to do for those around them.

Writers don't choose their craft; they need to write in order to face the world.

Writing a novel is like walking through a dark room with a lantern which illuminates the things that were always there.

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

Writing is a profession in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.

Writing is a self-pleasuring act. It’s a bottom-up process. Fondling details.

Writing is the repeated application of talent and experience in an act of continual refinement.

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